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Title
Design of Reinforced Masonry Research Building. Phase 1.
File
PB93214682.pdf
Author(s)
Kariotis, J. C.; Johnson, A. W.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., September 1987, 60 p.
Identifying Number(s)
REPT-9.1-1
Abstract
The overall plan of the research includes the testing of a full-scale research building. The test of the full-scale building will validate the mathematical models that include the contribution to in-plane structural stiffness of horizontal and out-of-plane elements. The specific objective of the is to design a research building that will incorporate all facets of prior component testing and mathematical modeling into a single test structure. The research building must provide a full-scale assembly for instrumentation and be equal to the complexity of predicting force-displacement and strain relationships for the reinforced masonry components that were previously tested.
Keywords
; Buildings; Reinforcement (Structures); Earthquake engineering; Models; Masonry; Loads (Forces); Structural design; Mechanical properties; Test facilities; Walls; Stiffness; Design criteria; Displacement; Experimental design